CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit examines new opportunities in broadband, video services, digital media, CE
International research firm Parks Associates announced today the topics and preliminary list of speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, March 31, 2009, in Nice, France. This executive event addresses the new strategies for service and technology providers, media companies, and manufacturers in creating new entertainment and communications solutions.
"Twenty -eight percent of broadband households in Western Europe watch TV shows online at least monthly," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "HDTV ownership among broadband households is at or above 50% in several countries. Combining online activities with advanced CE is one point of convergence where companies with the right solution can offer real value to their customers. CONNECTIONS™ Europe focuses on these emerging opportunities."
Summit sessions include broadband and value -added services, the evolution of video services, digital media, connected CE, digital home services and customer support, and the future of consumer technologies.
The agenda includes consumer and industry research on CE ownership and purchase intentions, interest in advanced television and video services, and digital entertainment habits, including attitudes toward content copying and piracy.
CONNECTIONS™ Europe features Roger Pitton, Program Director, TV Business, Microsoft Corporation, delivering the keynote "IPTV and the keys to keeping customers." The event also features:
Michimasa Aramaki, Director, Industrial Standardization, HD -PLC Alliance
Thierry Boudard, IPTV Strategic Innovation Manager, Thomson
Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Macrovision
Mark Cavicchia, CEO & Founder, WhereverTV
Brian Donnelly, VP Marketing & Business Development, Icron
Margot Dor, Director of Strategy, ETSI
Paul Entwistle, Chief Technologist, Pace
Milan Erbes, Ambassador, HGI; Standardization & Business Development Manager, DS2
Gil Eyal, CEO, Enure Networks
Ed Forman, EVP, Products and Services, ActiveVideo Networks
Peter Galyas, CTO, Tilgin
Trevor Izsak, Director, Business and Market Development, Cloakware
Stefan Jenzowsky, CEO, moreTV Broadcasting GmbH
Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy
Dr. Ulrich Leiner, Head of Department Interactive Media - Human Factors, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, HHI
Dr. Anton Monk, CTO, MoCA; Co -Founder, Entropic Communications, Inc.
Trond Neergard, Vice President, Sales and General Manager, EMEA, Radialpoint
Dr. Randolph Nikutta, Head of Project Field "New Media", Deutsche Telekom AG, Laboratories
Frederic Onado, Vice President EMEA, HomePlug Powerline Alliance; COO, SPiDCOM Technologies
Eric Plesner, Director of Business Development, IO -Homecontrol
Eran Rom, CEO, Jungo
Micha Risling, VP of Marketing, Valens Semiconductor
Bill Stanley, Director, Operations Solutions, Telcordia
Event sponsors include Advisory Sponsors Affinegy and Enure Networks and Supporting Sponsor HomeGrid Forum. CONNECTIONS™ Global Sponsors include ActiveVideo Networks, Affinegy, Cloakware, DSC, HD -PLC Alliance, Icron, Macrovision, MoCA™, ProVision Communications, Radialpoint, Telcordia, and Zilog.
For information, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact 972 -490 -1113, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summits, produced by Parks Associates, provide attendees with high -level analysis and consumer research from Parks Associates, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services. The next CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit will take place in Nice, France, March 31, 2009.